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Pharmacy Technician School: San Antonio Course Options

There is a huge number of options for pharmacy technician school San Antonio. Click here to see our top choices. If you’re looking to study at a pharmacy technician school San Antonio, you’re in luck. There are plenty of options to choose from, all offering a unique educational experience, including hands-on training, externships, and job support after graduation. The following are our top choices.

Alamo Colleges: Northwest Vista College

At Northwest Vista College, you will receive all the training you need to begin work as an entry-level pharmacy tech in a community pharmacy or hospital. In addition to classroom lectures, you will have the chance to practice essential skills, such as filling prescriptions, packaging inventory, profiling patients, preparing sterile products, and performing calculations.

Southern Careers Institute

The pharmacy tech program at SCI only takes 40 hours to complete and leads to both the Pharmacy Technician Certification (PTCE) and Microsoft Word certification. You will also have the opportunity to gain career skills badges in anatomy, customer service, professionalism, communication, medical terminology, diseases of the body, medical law and ethics, and basic compounding and to take two externships — all of which will give you a head start when you are applying for jobs.

Kaplan College

The diploma program at Kaplan College provides you with all the knowledge and skills you will need for success in the pharmacy field. In addition to hands-on training, you will learn about pharmacology, the apocrine system, the nervous system, laws and regulations, trade and generic names of medications, career development, and even some basic first aid, such as CPR. Upon graduating, you will be able to secure an entry-level position in a retail pharmacy, mail order setting, or nursing home.
Quest College

Quest College offers both day and evening classes. The full-time program takes 9 months to complete, but a part-time schedule adds a few extra weeks to the course. You will learn skills such as dispensing drugs and medical devices, how to offer advice to patients, administration and reviewing medical records. In addition, all students take an externship in a healthcare setting for work experience.

University of the Incarnate Word

The Adult Degree Completion Program (ADCaP) from UIW takes just 14 weeks to complete, consisting of two classes of three hours per week. You will learn through audio-visual presentations in the classroom provided by pharmacists and qualified technicians along with 80 hours of practical experience in pharmacies.

Brown Mackie College

Studying at Brown Mackie College will gain you an associate’s degree in Pharmacy Technology. You will take classes in OTC medications, therapeutic medications, pharmacy, and more. The program takes a minimum of 26 months to complete, and, if you wish, you can take just one course per month to maintain your focus on a particular area of study before moving on to the next. To decide which of the above is the right pharmacy technician school San Antonio for you, visit campuses and talk to faculty. Ask the questions that matter to you, about factors such as financial aid, class size, and teaching style.

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